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Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth

Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth (Interscope) “Told you I was coming back,” deadpans David Lee Roth on “Blood And Fire,” one of the thirteen new tracks from A Different Kind of Truth, the band’s first album in 28 years. Thank God, Van Halen fans deserve this moment for all they have been … Continue reading Van Halen – A Different Kind Of Truth

Show Me Your Dragon Magic: Thoughts On The New Van Halen Single

Van Halen. Mark IV. Let me bring you up to speed–since we’ve entered a new phase of Van Halen–of my schizophrenic relationship with the band’s various line-ups. There’s the unconditional love of Mark I, the line-up that all others are compared to. There’s the boredom and occasional irritation of the Sammy Hagar years, leading up … Continue reading Show Me Your Dragon Magic: Thoughts On The New Van Halen Single

Van Halen Controversy Over New Single “Tattoo”

You’ve likely heard by now: Van Halen is back. Not Van Hagar or some version with a different singer from another second-tier 80s band—VAN HALEN, with Diamond David Lee Roth. Debuting the old-new line-up at the Café Wha? in New York city earlier this month, VH also debuted the first new single with Roth on … Continue reading Van Halen Controversy Over New Single “Tattoo”

1982 Van Halen World Tour Rider

The Smoking Gun has finally unearthed a copy of the 1982 Van Halen World Tour rider containing the legendary “brown M&M” prohibition: The document, which we’ve excerpted below, also stipulated that promoters provide the group with “herring in sour cream,” four cases of “Schlitz Malt Liquor beer (16 ounce cans),” and a total of eight … Continue reading 1982 Van Halen World Tour Rider

David Lee Roth Solo

Chunklet is hosting a fantastic historical document. They’ve got David Lee Roth’s unadorned vocal track from Van Halen’s “Runnin’ with the Devil” from their 1978 debut. You’ve got to hear it. Dave is the best. Indie kids these days could learn a thing or two from Dave about how to deliver a vocal. And when … Continue reading David Lee Roth Solo

Osmonds, Van Halen Reunite

Two equally huge reunion stories out today: 1) The Osmonds reunite on stage after 25 years – Donny, Marie and the rest join the TODAY cast for preview of Vegas show 2) It’s official: Van Halen to launch tour in Sept. – 25-date trek begins in Charlotte, N.C., will end in Calgary in December (without … Continue reading Osmonds, Van Halen Reunite

Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out

R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Finalists who didn’t make the cut included Chic, the Dave Clark Five and the Stooges.” Okay, people should be embarrassed that the Dave Clark Five were even finalists. Talk about also-rans. Jesus, if they’re going … Continue reading Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out